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Must-Seethe TV: FCC Complaints

Everybody's a critic. And now, thanks to the FCC's easy online complaint submission form, it's never been easier to direct those criticisms to the people that need to hear it most - the United States Federal government. This project aims to collect all the FCC complaints generated by the most critically-acclaimed programs on cable and network television ... as well as plenty of those less critically-acclaimed guilty pleasures at you still don't want to see cancelled any time soon.

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This week's round-up: An FCC cover-up, checking out Chicago's stop-and-frisk data, and how Big Coal shapes Trump's environmental policies

This week’s round-up: An FCC cover-up, checking out Chicago’s stop-and-frisk data, and how Big Coal shapes Trump’s environmental policies

In this week’s FOIA round-up, we’ve got dirt on a Federal Communications Commission cover-up effort, long-awaited Chicago stop-and-frisk data, copies of environmental policy executive orders sent to President Donald Trump by a major coal executive, and document devouring tips from a New York Times investigative reporter.

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What’s with Ajit Pai’s Reese’s mug? FCC resorts to high fees and invasive questions to avoid telling

What’s with Ajit Pai’s Reese’s mug? FCC resorts to high fees and invasive questions to avoid telling

After several stories about the Federal Communications Commission abusing FOIA exemptions to avoid releasing embarrassing emails, the agency appears to have switched tactics, demanding a requester provide personal information not required under the law and charging hundreds in search fees.

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Georgia county receives 77% commission from inmate phone usage

Georgia county receives 77% commission from inmate phone usage

A recently-released contract for prison phone services in Bartow County, Georgia shows that the County receives a commission of 77% from its current provider of inmate communications, ICSolutions.

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FCC releases complaints from Michelle Wolf's infamous White House Correspondents Dinner remarks

FCC releases complaints from Michelle Wolf’s infamous White House Correspondents Dinner remarks

The Federal Communications Commission has released 13 pages of complaints received regarding the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, focused mainly on Michelle Wolf’s controversial remarks. While most took issue with Wolf’s language (one viewer equated network profanity with bank fraud) , one irate Floridian went so far as to demand a written apology to the “American People.”

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FCC withholds Ajit Pai's emails regarding the infamous "Harlem Shake" video

FCC withholds Ajit Pai’s emails regarding the infamous “Harlem Shake” video

The Federal Communications Commission is withholding Chairman Ajit Pai’s emails regarding a video in which he did “the Harlem Shake” to dismiss critics of net neutrality repeal, citing the deliberative process exemption.

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